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Saints at Bengals injury report: Alex Redmond returns; Giovani Bernard still limited

Is this the week Giovani Bernard returns?

NFL: Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

The injury report didn’t change much for the Bengals on Thursday.

The only real news to come out of this session was that starting guard Alex Redmond (hamstring) returned for a limited session. That puts him on track to play Sunday, even if he should be benched in favor of anyone not named Alex Redmond.

One new addition did pop up, as backup wide receiver Josh Malone was limited with a hamstring injury. With A.J. Green already out this week, losing Malone would be a blow to Cincinnati’s depth, though it would also give Auden Tate a chance to be active and show what he’s capable of.

Every other Bengal had the same designation on Thursday as they did Wednesday, including Giovani Bernard (knee) getting in another limited session. Unless he goes full on Friday, it’s hard to see him playing Sunday.

As for the Saints, it was more of the same as Marcus Davenport (toe) remained sidelined and is unlikely to play Sunday.

The offensive line still has all five starters not getting a full workload in, including Terron Armstead (knee), Andrus Peat (hip), Ryan Ramczyk (knee), Max Unger (knee) and Larry Warford (NIR).

Slot cornerback PJ Williams (hamstring) was also limited. Not having him would be a big loss for a pass defense already struggling to stop anyone, especially since he’d be matched up a lot with breakout star Tyler Boyd, who needs a big game for Cincinnati to have any hope of keeping pace with the red-hot Saints offense.